Yale Law School Needs to Stand Up to This Bullying Judge

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This is a story about a confrontation between a prominent federal judge and the nation’s top-ranked law school. Neither comes away looking very good.

The judge has unethically attempted to bully the school into tightening its control over student protests in conformity with his own policy views, and the law school meekly moved to placate the judge, without objecting to (or even mentioning) his blatant abuse of judicial power.

Judge James Ho, appointed by former President Donald Trump to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, absolutely hates so-called “cancel culture,” especially at law schools, and he has taken it upon himself to do something about it. Speaking earlier this fall at a Federalist Society conference in Kentucky, Ho decried the “cancellations and disruptions” that have regularly interfered with conservative speakers on law school campuses. He lamented incidents at Georgetown, Duke, and the City University of New York, but he directed special ire at Yale, calling it the “most elite institution of legal education [but] the worst when it comes to legal cancellation.” To compel Yale to change course, Ho declared, “I will no longer hire law clerks from Yale Law School. And I hope that other judges will join me as well.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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